SCM According to Gretzky: A Great Supply Chain is Where Demand is Going to be

“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” – Wayne Gretzky In this case quoted by Rick Desmarais of Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. and also my similarity with LogiMed. Not that I’m an Ice-hockey player but I am a professional athlete and also playing […]

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Drones vs. Robots. The Delivery War is on!

There’s someone at the door with a delivery, but in the near future that will change, at least that is what two Skype co-founders, Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, envision with their startup Starship. And most of you probably expect that they want you to look up for your delivery, but that’s not the case. While most delivery systems make use […]


Driving Value and Supply Chain Excellence Key Topics at LogiMed 2015

This will be the third time that LogisticsMatter is Media Partner to LogiMed Europe. LogiMed is Europe’s leading medical device supply chain and logistics event. The event tagline is: “Drive Profitability. Optimise Working Capital. Improve Bottom Line”: Something which I’m sure the over 200 senior supply chain professionals expected at the conference will love to hear more about. This year the […]

Safer Roads Through Thirsty Concrete, Yes, Thirsty Concrete

Concrete that absorbs a whopping 600 liters of water per square meter per minute! You have to see it to believe it. Luckily Tarmac, the company that has invented this permeable concrete system called Topmix Permeable, has made a video. Through the voids in the concrete the water can be transported to drainage systems where it can enter the ground […]

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5 Years LogisticsMatter, and 5 Takeaways for Aspiring Bloggers

September 25th marked the 5 year anniversary of When I started LogisticsMatter I never dreamed it would turn into what it is today. Since the start I have received a lot of recognition, as you can see on the right of the page. I am both proud and thankful for getting to this point. Let me tell you how this […]

Logistics, Drones, and Music Festivals: The Friend Finder

I recently came across a marketing stunt by Pepsi called “Friend Finder” which actually combines two of my biggest passions. Music and Logistics. I don’t have to explain the second one, right? You are here. It is obvious. The first one I have not talked about much here yet, but believe you me: Music is the other of my two […]


Carpooling, Yes, Carpooling for Goods: Sjipit

I can hear most of my non-Dutch readers think: Sji-what?? Sjipit. It’s Ship It written phonetically in Dutch. It may be the first time you hear about it, so let me start with how I first heard about it. I love LinkedIn and browse my timeline multiple times a day. It’s nice to see what’s happening with your connections, and it’s […]


Know Your Trucks (and Tank trailers) – An Infographic

I love infographics. I have said it before, I will say it again. I love infographics. I keep a collection of Supply Chain and Logistics related infographics here. Friday last week I got a nice e-mail from Raine, who works at Arwald Tanker Trailers, with a cool infographic enclosed, which you can find below. The history of the tank trailer is […]


The Uberization of Logistics Continues: e-Commerce Deliveries

In January I wrote about the first steps of Uber in the Logistics arena with its launch of UberCARGO in Hong Kong. According to a recent article on re/code Uber will launch a new service this fall, for which the name is not known yet. Uber is moving into e-Commerce Deliveries, and it is doing so in New York City to start with. […]


Ever wondered what happens to your bag after you check it at the airport?

The internal logistics operation of an airport is very complex. If you travel regularly you know how annoying it is if you have to wait for your luggage, or even worse: if your luggage got lost! Have you ever wondered what happens to your suitcase after you check it in at the airport? You can stop wondering thanks to the good […]